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  1. I adore Billy Collins, and that’s a wonderfully fun poem, though for titles you can’t beat his “Another Reason Why I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House.” http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/another-reason-why-i-don-t-keep-a-gun-in-the-hou/

    He also has a fabulous poem about Smokey the Bear, http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/flames/, with a truly vicious last line. My favorite recent poetic borrowing–this from comic book culture, though–is Adam Ford’s “You Should Have Killed the Monkey First.” http://www.slope.org/archive/eleven/ford.html

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